12/03/2016 – WMRL – Bilston Town 2 Dudley Town 2
For the second home game running, Bilston had to show their Steel, dig in and come from 0-2 down to grab a share of the spoils.
And, just like against Black Country, they can feel harshly treated that it was only a point they came away with.
Bilston actually started the sharper, twice going close in the opening ten minutes, Danny Moy forcing a good save from their keeper.
The game turned in Dudley’s favour after twenty minutes, when, with no appeal from any player, the referee awarded a penalty to Dudley for alleged handball that no one else saw!
Smith netted from the spot and Bilston were still coming to terms with the setback when Wright sent a looping header over Getz but under the bar.
Despite the obvious disappointment at being 0-2 down, in a game we were more than equal to them, the lads buckled down and continued to press forward and reduced the deficit on the half hour.
Danny Moy collected the ball wide on the right, jinked past a couple of tackles before cutting inside to rifle home between post and keeper – it was no more than the lads deserved.
The second half saw Bilston start on the front foot and as Matty Barnett broke into the box he was scythed down in full flight but, the same ref that saw a handball no-one else did for the Dudley penalty, failed to see a foul in the tackle that left Matty looking for his leg in Row Z of the stand!
The pressure was now mounting on the Dudley defence with their keeper making last ditch stops from Tom Piggott, Ashley Stewart and Dan Moy in quick succession.
Midway through the half, Piggo got the goal everyone was waiting for, keeping his composure in a crowded area to slot home inside the left post.
The last ten minutes saw both teams going for the winner, Getz made a couple of vital saves but the bulk of the action was in the Dudley area with sub Kyle Wainwright thinking he’d got the winner in the dying moments, rising high to head goalwards, with the ball almost squirming beneath the diving keeper.
2-2, a vital point, so close to being all three, but a true Steelmen fightback.
We entertain Tipton Town on Wednesday night, not only looking for three points but three goals would see the Club record it’s 7,500th League goal in it’s 100 year history – surely you want to be there to witness that piece of history?
Article taken from Bilston Town Official Facebook.